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From: Terra Info <info@terranovum.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 07:57:54 -0500
Message-ID: <3E119452.60400@terranovum.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

I realize this may appear small and trivial in light of all of the work
your organization does to establish and protect web standards but it
would be of great interest to those volunteer developers, who develop
under the GPL and other such licenses, to see a resolution to a
particular issues in Item 3 of Section 3 of the present proposal on
Patents and Web Standards.
Apparently those who develop under the GPL may find themselves in a bind 
if they, or anyone downstream of their work, adapts a web based product 
into an offline product. I think it is very reasonable to come up with a 
policy that protects both a GPL developers right to have their work 
remain open and the rights of businesses to use technologies embeded in 
their own closed source products.
Thank you for your time,
Thomas Bolioli

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